Skateboard trucks: What size do you need?

7 years ago by

When choosing a skateboard truck, you want to consider width and height.

Your skateboard truck should match your deck in size. Skateboard deck sizes vary from 7.45 to 8.5 inches in street skating. Measure the body of the truck to get the info you need to determine if it will fit your deck.

– 5″ Hanger / 129mm / 7.75″ Axle skateboard trucks fit decks from 7.5 to 8 inches.
– 5.25″ Hanger / 139mm / 8.0″ Axle skateboard trucks fit decks from 8 to 8.5 inches.

For skateboard decks 9 inches and above made for street cruising, ramp, and pool skating, you’ll need a larger truck

– For decks 8.5 to 9 inches, use a 149mm skateboard truck.
– For decks 9 to 10 inches, use a 169mm truck.
– For decks 10 inches and above, use a 215mm skateboard truck.

The height of your truck will affect what you can do with the board. If you want more stability for flip tricks, a low skateboard truck and small wheels are your best bet. For cruising and speed, you need a higher skate truck to accommodate large wheels. If you’re a beginner, stick with a standard medium truck.

Check out the available skateboard trucks at Warehouse Skateboards!

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263 Responses to “Skateboard trucks: What size do you need?”

  1. Graham Williams says:

    Hey Gordon, yeah, we would suggest a 147mm Thunder truck. Those would fit perfect!

  2. Graham Williams says:

    Hey Jake, for a 10″ board we would go with some 185mm / 10″ trucks…check out Gullwing and Paris trucks.. Let us know if you need help!

  3. Graham Williams says:

    For an 8.13 deck we would suggest getting 8 inch trucks.